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How to Dress Your Toddler for Spring

Spring is right around the corner, which means it’s probably time to start changing your little one’s wardrobe out. With the changes in seasons and sizes, shopping for new clothes can be fun, but it can also be expensive. So being able to recycle items or buy items that work for more than one season can go a long way! Here are a few simple ideas for how to easily transition your toddler’s winter wardrobe to a spring wardrobe.

Layers

Spring can be an unpredictable season. One minute it’s cold, and the next minute you’re sweating. To minimize outfit changes, layer your kiddos’ clothes. Consider starting out with a short-sleeved shirt and layering a light sweater on top. If it’s really cold, you can always put a heavier jacket on top. Hoodies are also great for layering. 

If your little one loves wearing dresses, consider dressing them in tights and layering a cardigan over their dress. Again, these items are easily removable if the day gets too hot, and they can keep your little one warm if it doesn’t.

Outfits for all seasons

Consider getting a few items that can work for more than one season to include in your little’s wardrobe. Short-sleeved shirts are always great for layering, and you can’t go wrong with a light jacket or hoodie. You could also get your little one a toddler pinafore dress. If you haven’t heard of a pinafore dress, you’re missing out! Pinafore dresses are adorable and ruffly—some even have pockets. The best part is that you can layer a short-sleeved or long-sleeved shirt under them. So your little one can wear them in spring, summer, fall, or winter!

Accessories to stay warm

Despite what we may expect, spring can still be rather chilly. So consider having your little one wear accessories to help make playing outside a little less chilly. A hat, for example, will help keep their head warm. They can always take it off if they don’t need it.

Another great accessory is socks. Socks might sound a little boring, but making sure your kiddo is wearing socks and shoes rather than sandals will keep them much warmer, and as an added bonus it’ll protect their feet. Last, but not least, a cute pair of gloves for your little one can be both stylish and warm. So if it’s cold outside, add a pair of gloves to your little’s hands.

Add some color

If all else fails, add some color! While neutral colors like brown, black, and gray can look great, adding a colorful hat, pair of gloves, or shoes can really dress up an outfit. Even adding something as simple as a colorful bow to your daughter’s hair can take an outfit from winter to spring without much of an investment.

So this spring, consider getting a few great staples like pinafore dresses and basic long and short-sleeved shirts to keep it versatile.

Does your Child Have Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleeping disorder with which a person has pauses in breathing or periods of shallow breathing when they sleep. Those pauses can last up to 10 seconds and they can happen more than once during the night. Usually, this state is followed by a loud snoring, or in worse cases choking or snorting sounds. When a child suffers from this disorder, it may lead to hyperactivity or attention issues. (more…)

5 Ways To Keep Your Bathroom Safe and Sanitary For Kids

As a parent, you’re always looking out for the health of your kids – their food, their environment, their habits, everything. And one place to pay special attention to, particularly depending on the ages of your children, is the bathroom. This is one of the “wet rooms” where you do lots of cleaning, but a lot of dirt gets left in the process.

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3 Things You Need to Understand When Your Child is an Addict

There are few circumstances more difficult to navigate, as a parent, than when your child is struggling with an addiction. Finding out your child has an addiction can be just the first step on the very long and painful road towards recovery. But with a rising statistic of nearly two million teens between 12 and 17 struggling with an addiction, the problem has been brought to light. Unfortunately, statistics show that only 150,000 of these teens are actively seeking treatment, so the fact that your teen is on their way is a good sign. Included here are a few things to know when you first discover your child is an addict.

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Teaching Your Kids How To Help Keep The House Clean

When you have children you, as their parents, are the ones that will need to teach them all about life. Part of life is keeping your home clean. It’s not about having children to do the chores for you, it’s about teaching them things that they will need to know to survive adulthood.

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The Importance Of Teaching Your Children About Drugs

If you don’t teach your children about drugs, someone will. That someone could end up being the person that gets your child hooked on drugs. Plus, you don’t want them to only learn from their friends, who may not have the same rules or thoughts on drugs as you have.

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